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Biography

Editor-in-Chief of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Osamu Yokosuka is an Emeritus Professor of Chiba University, Japan. He graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine in 1975 then worked as a trainee under Professor K. Okuda in Chiba University Hospital till 1978. Dr. Yokosuka was a research fellow worked under Professor S. Scherlock and Professor B. H. Billing in Royal Free Hospital, London, UK from 1978 to 1980; under Professor M. Omata in Chiba University from 1980 to 1985; and under Dr. J Summers in Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA, USA in 1984. In 1985, he received a Degree of Doctor of Medical Science, and served as an Assistant Professor in Chiba University till 1994, then as Lecturer in Medicine till 2006 when he was appointed as Director and Professor of Medicine. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the Dean of Chiba University School of Medicine.

Dr. Yokosuka was the Secretary General of APASL (2008-2014). In 2016, he was elected as the President of APASL Tokyo, the President of 52nd Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Hepatology, and the President of Funabashi Central Hospital. Dr. Yokosuka’s research mainly focuses on Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. So far, he has published more than 700 original papers.

Biography

The Associate Editor of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Tatsuo Kanda received a medical degree in 1991 at Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan, and his PhD in 1999 at Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. He had post-doctor training for 3 years under Prof. Ratna Ray and Prof. Ranjit Ray at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA. In Dec. 2008, Tatsuo Kanda became a Tenure-track Associate Professor at Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In Feb. 2013, Tatsuo Kanda was nominated a permanent Associate Professor at Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In 2017, Tatsuo Kanda became an Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine. For ~25 years, he has focused his scientific interests on the topics related to liver diseases including acute liver failure, viral hepatitis and autoimmune liver diseases, and worked with Prof. Osamu Yokosuka. Tatsuo Kanda is also an expert for hepatitis A virus (HAV), HBV and HCV, and translation and replication of these viruses, and hepatocarcinogenesis. With his expertise in antiviral therapies and hepatitis virus research, Tatsuo Kanda also sees a lot of patients in clinical daily practice. Tatsuo Kanda has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed Journal.

Special Issue

Current Advancement of Islet Cell Transplantation in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018 (Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editor

Kenneth L. Brayman, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering, Director of Kidney, Pancreas and Islet Transplant Programs, Director of Center for Cellular Therapy and Biologic Theraputics. Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, 1215 Lee Street, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://surgery.virginia.edu/transplant/cfprofile/kenneth-brayman/
Research Interests: transplant immunosuppression, chronic allograft nephropathy, solid organ transplantation in patients with HIV, islet cell transplantation, transplantation tolerance, gene therapy and xenotransplantation

About This Topic

OBM Transplantation is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal, which covers all evidence-based scientific studies related to transplantation. This is seeking original manuscripts for a Special Issue on cell-based therapy for diabetes: “Current Advancement of Islet Cell Transplantation in the Treatment of Diabetes mellitus” scheduled to appear in the first half of 2018.

Islet transplantation and pancreas transplantation have been becoming promising therapies for diabetes, which can restore normal blood glucose and prevent diabetes complications. However, there are many grand challenges for maintaining long-term graft function and insulin independence in diabetes patients.

The special issue will provide a forum for presenting current research works and clinical results showing advancement of cell-based therapy for diabetes, including auto-transplantation, all-transplantation, inflammatory reaction involved islet transplantation, islet macro and microencapsulation, stem cell therapy, as well as in vitro and in vivo imaging of the islets. The special issue will also be open to any author, but mainly invited by guest editor. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two reviewers to ensure a very high quality of papers selected for the Special Issue.

Planned Papers

Title: Introduction of the Special Issue
Authors: Kenneth L. Brayman, Jose Oberholzer

Title: Pancreatic Allo Islet Transplantation: Update on Current Condition
Author: Rauf Shahbazov

Title: The Role of Auto Islet Transplantation in the Prevention of the Development of Diabetes Mellitus after Total Pancreatectomy
Author: Arash Nickholch

Title: Inflammatory Reaction in Islet Transplantation
Author: Mazhar Kanak

Title: Can An Islet be "Isolated" from the Immune System by Encapsulation?
Author: Meriegeng Qi

Title: Stem-Cell Therapy in Islet and Pancreas Transplantation
Author: Preeti Chhabra

Title: Role of Artificial Pancreas in islet Transplantation
Author: Kovatchev Boris

Title: Scaffolding for Diabetes: Reality or Myth.
Author: Yong Wang

Title: In Vitro and In vivo Imaging for Diabetes Research and Treatment
Author: Dongfeng Pan